It is very important to evaluate websites before including any information that you find in your essays. Here is a checklist that you can use in order to see whether the website is a reliable resource. The more "yes" answers you can give to the questions below, the more reliable the website.
Adapted from Dalhousie University Libraries "Website Checklist."
Watch the video below for additional information about Evaluating Resources:
Fake News - What is it?
Fake news refers to false news stories, often of a sensational nature, created to be widely shared or distributed for the purpose of generating revenue, or promoting or discrediting a public figure, political movement, company, etc. It can also be a parody that presents current events or other news topics for humorous effect in an obviously satirical imitation of journalism, in websites like The Onion or the Beaverton.
Please watch this video on Fake News produced by JCU Library for additional information.
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